- Single Lights Available in Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, or White
- Units with One of Five User Selectable Lights Available
- Units with Three Layered Lights Available
- Light / Horn Powered Directly from Meter
- ProVu Meter Can Have up to 8 Relays to Drive Variety of Light & Horn Configurations
- ConsoliDator+ Can Have up to 10 Relays to Drive Variety of Light & Horn Configurations
- Light / Horn Programmable for Variety of Reset Functions, Including:
- Silence Horn at Any Time
- Light Stays on Until Alarm Clears
- Light Can Be Wired to Flash (Not Available on PDA-LH5C) or Stay Steady On
- IP 65 Rated
- 85 dB Horn
- Operates from -40 to 40°C (-40 to 104°F)
Precision Digital offers three different light configurations in its line of Light / Horn devices. The first option is a factory ordered Light / Horn with a color of either red, green, yellow, blue, or white. The second option is a Light / Horn the user determines the light color (red, green, yellow, blue or white) by connecting the appropriate wire. The third option is a Light / Horn with red, yellow, and green layers the user can turn on independently. The light on the Light / Horn can be wired to flash (not available on PDA-LH5C) or stay steady on and the horn is rated at 85 dB. The light and horn can be controlled independently of each other via separate relays on the Precision Digital meter; and since the meter's relays can be reset in a variety of ways, there are several ways the Light / Horn can operate. For instance, the horn can be programmed to silence at any time via the Reset Button or F3 front panel button (on ProVu models), and light to turn off automatically when the alarm clears.
ProVu and Helios Applications
There are a wide variety of ways these Light / Horn devices can be controlled by the ProVu’s or Helios's two or four relays to satisfy visual and audible alarm applications. Up to 8 relays are available on ProVu meters for even more versatility. Please feel free to contact tech support to discuss your particular application. The following examples illustrate some typical applications.
The PDA-LH models are the simplest devices in the Series and are made up of a single-color light and horn. A typical way to use the PDA-LH is to program the ProVu so the horn can be silenced at any time via the Reset Button or F3 front panel button, and light to reset automatically when the alarm clears:
|Relay||Connected to||Default Reset|
|1||Flashing Light(1)||Auto reset|
|2||Horn||Silence with Reset Button|
|3||User Device||As user desires|
|4||User Device||As user desires|
|1 Light can be wired to flash or stay steady on.|
The PDA-LH5C shows one color at a time and the light color (red, green, yellow, blue or white) is determined by which wires are connected to power through the meter’s relays. A typical application for the PDA-LH5C might involve lighting up the red light to indicate high and low alarms and the green light to indicate everything is OK using the meter's four internal relays:
|1||Low alarm||Red light||Auto|
|2||All OK||Green light||Auto|
|2||High alarm||Red light||Auto|
The PDA-LH3LC-RYG can light up red, yellow or green bands as determined by which wires are connected to power through the meter's relays. A typical application for the PDA-LH3LC-RYG (and the default factory setting) might involve lighting up the green light to indicate everything is OK, the yellow light to indicate a High warning, and the red light to indicate a High alarm. The Horn will also sound at both the Warning and High alarms and can be manually reset at any time with the front panel reset button:
|1||All OK||Green light||Auto|
|2||High alarm||Red light||Auto|
Control Stations for Remote Operation of Light/Horn
The PDA2360 series of plastic control stations provide a convenient way to remotely control the Light / Horn. The control stations can mimic the button on the front of the Helios for remote control of the Light / Horn. The PDA2361-R is used to reset an alarm, the PDA2361-A is used to acknowledge an alarm, and the PDA2361-Q is used to silence an alarm.
- Complete Pre-Assembled Stations
- Normally Open (NO) Spring Return Plastic Bezel Pushbuttons
- IP65 / NEMA 4, 4X and 13 Rated
- Control Station for Remote Operation of Light / Horn Reset Button
- Wall Mountable
Dimensions Units: Inches (mm)
Connections shown for a red light model. For other PDA-LH models, the red wire is the color of the light. Connect the red and black wires for a Steady On light and red and gray wires for Flashing light.
Connect the LED color to the plus supply and the black wire to the minus supply to turn the LED on. Be aware of limitations for applications requiring different color lights for different alarm conditions.
Connect the LED color to the plus supply for a Steady On light and LED color and gray wires to the plus supply for Flashing light. The black wire should be connected to the minus supply.
Wiring Connections for Trident X2
PDA-LH Using Trident X2's Internal Power Supply
PDA-LH Using External Power Supply (PDA1024-01)
PDA-LH5C Using Trident X2's Internal Power Supply
PDA-LH5C Using External Power Supply (PDA1024-01)
Wiring Connections for ConsoliDator+
PDA-LH Using ConsoliDator+ Internal Power Supply
PDA-LH5C Using ConsoliDator+ Internal Power Supply
PDA-LH3LC-RYG Using ConsoliDator+ Internal Power Supply
PDA-BUTTON1R Reset Button
Use the PDA-BUTTON1R reset button to silence the horn or turn off the light (9 labels provided).
Watch the Light / Horn Video
PDA-LH5C: User selectable: red, green, yellow, blue, or white
PDA-LH3LC-RYG: 1 layer each of red, yellow, green (consult factory for other colors available).
Light Action: Can be wired to flash (not available on PDA-LH5C) or stay steady on
Horn: 85 dB
Rating: IP 65
Light / Horn Independence: Light and horn can be controlled via separate relays
Power Requirement: No additional power required when wired to a meter. When mounted remote: 24 VDC
Transmitter Power Supply*: The ProVu's, Helios's, and Trident X2's internal transmitter power supply is capable of supplying 200 mA to power the transmitter and other devices such as the Light / Horn. The following table illustrates how much of this power is required to drive various Light / Horns. If more power is needed, then consider the PDA1024-01.
PDA-LH and PDA-LH5C Models:
Example: 17 mA (Red Light) + 20 mA (Horn) = 37 mA total current needed from the 200 mA supply. Available current = 163 mA
Power Requirement for the horn and each color that is turned on:
Example: 33 mA (Yellow Light) + 38 mA (Horn) = 71 mA total current needed from the 200 mA supply. Available current = 139 mA
Reset / Silence Button: NEMA 4X; may be wired to F4 terminal on ProVu or Helios. F3 front panel button can also be used to reset relays on ProVu or Helios. Reset button can also be used to reset relays on Trident X2.
Reset Button Labels: The Light / Horn accessory comes with 9 pre-printed message labels the user can affix under the red button: RESET, BATCH, ACK, TARE, SILENCE, STOP, START, PAUSE, START/STOP
Light / Horn Mounting Connection: M22
Hole Sizes: Light / Horn: 0.875" (22 mm)
Cable Length: 3.28 feet (1 meter)
Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 40°C (-40 to 104°F)
*See ConsoliDator+ data sheet for specifications for its internal 24 VDC transmitter power supply capabilities.